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RoJaC - Robert's Jazz Corner

Bill Dixon Discography

by Robert Stubenrauch (rstubenr@iicm.edu)

This discography - though it appears to be quite short - is complete. The recorded output of Dixon is surprisingly small, taking into consideration the significance of his work. Dixon himself seems to lay more stress on the process of making music; consequently, his main activity until recently was teaching, as he has little interest in presenting preserved music.

The albums are listed in chronological order of recording. Thanks to Bill Dixon, Johann Haidenbauer, and Bill Hery for their contributions. Please email any comments, critique, additions, corrections etc. to rstubenr@iicm.edu

October 9, 2002


Overview

  1 A.SHEPP - B.DIXON   Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon Quartet  Savoy            1962
  2 A.SHEPP / B.DIXON   Winter Song                      Savoy            3/64
  3 CECIL TAYLOR        Conquistador                     Blue Note        10/66
  4 BILL DIXON          Intents and Purposes             RCA              10/66-2/67
  5 MARZETTE WATTS      The Marzette Watts Ensemble      Savoy            1969
  6 BILL DIXON          Bill Dixon 1982                  Edizioni Ferrari 1970/73
  7 BILL DIXON          Collection                       Cadence Jazz     1970-76
  8 BILL DIXON          Considerations 1                 Fore             1972-76
  9 BILL DIXON          Considerations 2                 Fore             1972/75
 10 F.KOGLMANN/B.DIXON  Opium / For Franz                Pipe Records     8/76
 11                     Verona Jazz                      Nettle           6/80
 12 BILL DIXON          In Italy Vol. 1                  Soul Note        6/80
 13 BILL DIXON          In Italy Vol. 2                  Soul Note        6/80
 14 BILL DIXON          November 1981                    Soul Note        11/81
 15 BILL DIXON          Thoughts                         Soul Note        5/85
 16 BILL DIXON          Son Of Sysiphus                  Soul Note        6/88
 17 BILL DIXON          Vade Mecum                       Soul Note        8/93
 18 BILL DIXON          Vade Mecum II                    Soul Note        8/93
 19 TONY OXLEY          The Enchanted Messenger          Soul Note        1994
 20 B.DIXON/T.OXLEY     Papyrus Vol.1                    Soul Note        6/98
 21 B.DIXON/T.OXLEY     Papyrus Vol.2                    Soul Note        6/98
 22 BILL DIXON          Berlin Abbozzi                   FMP              11/99
 23 BILL DIXON          Odyssey                          Archive Edition  1970-92
 23 TAYLOR/DIXON/OXLEY  C.Taylor - B. Dixon - T. Oxley   Victo            5/02

Detailed Discography

 
 1: "ARCHIE SHEPP - BILL DIXON Quartet"
Savoy MG 12178 (Lp)
BYG 529101 (LP, France) entitled "Peace"

 1) Trio                                        (Bill Dixon)
 2) Quartet                                     (Bill Dixon)
 3) Somewhere                                   (Leonard Bernstein)
 4) Peace                                       (Ornette Coleman)

Archie Shepp:           ts
Bill Dixon:             tp
Don Moore:              b (1-3)
Paul Cohen:             dr (1-3)
Reggie Workman:         b (4)
Howard McRae:           dr (4)

rec. Oct 1962


2: ARCHIE SHEPP Quintet / BILL DIXON Septet Savoy MG-12184 (LP, 1964) BYG 529 100 (LP, France, late 60s or early 70s) entitled "Consequences" Savoy / Atlantic 93008-2 (CD, 2001, USA) Winter Song 1964 (Dixon) (total 14:41) 1) Section I, Letters A,B,C,D ( 1:30) 2) Section II, Letter E ( :47) 3) Section IIII, Letter F ( 9:17) 4) Section IV, Letter G ( :47) 5) Section V, Letter H played three times ( 1:49) 6) Coda ( :29) 7) The 12th December (Dixon) ( 3:13) 8) Alternate take Section III, "F" from Winter Song 1964 ( 7:18) 9) Alternate study of Section III, "F" from Winter Song 1964 ( 9:38) Bill Dixon: tp Ken McIntyre: as, oboe George Barrow: ts Howard Johnson: tuba, bs David Izenzon, Hal Dodson: b Howard McRae: dr rec. probably March 4, 1964 Tracks 8) and 9) have been first released on the CD reissue. Remarks: the other side of the LP resp. the rest of the CD (3 tracks) is Archie Shepp without Dixon. The titles of the tracks have been exchanged on all LP releases. The LP has also been released as part of the 2LP set "New Music: Second Wave" (Savoy SJL 2235, 1979)

3: CECIL TAYLOR "Conquistador" Blue Note BST 84260 1) Conquistador (C.Taylor) (18:00) 2) With (Exit) (C.Taylor) (19:30) 3) With (Exit) (alternate take) (C.Taylor) (17:23) Cecil Taylor: p Jimmy Lyons: as Bill Dixon: tp Alan Silva: b Andrew Cyrille: dr rec. Oct 6, 1966 Note: track 3 is only available on the CD

4: BILL DIXON "Intents And Purposes" subtitled "The Jazz Artistry of Bill Dixon" RCA Victor LSP3844 (LP, 1966) RCA 6022 (LP, Japan, 1972) RCA FXL1-7331 (LP, France, 1976, Black And White Series Vol. 173) 1) Metamorphoses 1962-1966 (Dixon) (13:20) 2) Nightfall Pieces I (Dixon) ( 3:47) 3) Voices (Dixon) (12:08) 4) Nightfall Pieces II (Dixon) ( 2:25) on 1 (rec. Oct 10, 1966): Bill Dixon: tp, flh Jimmy Cheatham: b-tb Robin Kenyatta: as Byard Lancaster: as, bcl George Marge: engl-horn Catherine Norris: cello Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Johnson: b Robert Frank Pozar: dr Marc Levin: perc on 2,4 (rec. Feb 21, 1967): Bill Dixon: tp, flh George Marge (not on 2):fl on 3 (rec. Jan 17, 1967): Bill Dixon: tp, flh Byard Lancaster: bcl Catherine Norris: cello Jimmy Garrison: b Robert Frank Pozar: dr

5: "The MARZETTE WATTS Ensemble" Savoy MG-12193 ?) Play It Straight (Ornette Coleman) ( 3:45) Marzette Watts: ts Bill Dixon: p Steve Tintweiss: b Tom Berge: dr rec. 1968 + other tracks without Dixon Liner essay by Dixon Remark: this track appears as part of the 2LP set "New Music: Second Wave" (Savoy SJL 2235, 1979)

 6: "BILL DIXON 1982"
Edizioni Ferrari BD1 (LP, Italy, 1982)

1970:
 1) Relay: Dance # 1
 2) Relay: Dance # 5
 3) Relay: Dance # 7
1973:
 4) Solo # 6
 5) Solo # 7
 6) Solo # 8

Bill Dixon:             tp, p
(overdubbings: tp/tp on track 1; p/tp on track 3)

rec. 1970 (1-3), 1973 (4-6)

Tracks 1) to 3) also available on "Odyssey".

This LP was issued in limited numbers (probably 450) at the occasion
of an exhibition of Dixon's paintings at the Ferrari Gallery in Verona,
Italy. The LP was accompanied by a serigraph of Dixon and a copy of the
exhibition catalog. Two series were issued:
1. cover: signed, some with a photo of Dixon attached; unsigned serigraph
2. cover: unsigned; signed and numbered serigraph (series of 400)

The "Relay" pieces stem from a work done in collaboration with dancer/choreographer
Judith Dunn that was performed in its entirety at Bennington College. The
instrumentation was el-b, alto-fl, b-cl, 2 tp, plus spoken word and dancers.
Dixon selected some of the solo pieces to be released on this LP.

Note: the labels on the records are reversed!
For inquiries about this LP, please contact Bill Dixon directly.


7: BILL DIXON "Collection" Cadence Jazz CJR1024/25 (2LP, USA, 1985) Cadence Jazz CD1024/25 (2CD, USA, 2000); this is an illegal reissue, not authorized by Bill Dixon! 1) When Winter Comes (Dixon) ( 8:07) 2) Webern Work/Study (Dixon) ( 1:09) 3) Tracings II (Dixon) ( 1:15) 4) The Long Walk (Dixon) ( 7:32) 5) Momenti (Dixon) ( 2:35) 6) Stanza (Dixon) ( 4:40) 7) I See Your Fancy Footwork - 1 (Dixon) ( 7:52) 8) I See Your Fancy Footwork - 2 (Dixon) ( 5:15) 9) I See Your Fancy Footwork - 3 (Dixon) ( 2:45) 10) Mosaic (Dixon) ( 0:36) 11) Albert Ayler (Dixon) ( 0:53) 12) Summerdance For Judith Dunn, Pt. 1 (Dixon) ( 8:14) 13) Tracings (Dixon) ( 8:46) 14) The Long Line (Dixon) ( 5:35) 15) Swirls (Dixon) ( 2:27) 16) Reqiem For Booker Little (Dixon) ( 4:59) 17) Masques I (Dixon) ( 8:35) Bill Dixon: tp, voice William R. Dixon (7-9): whistling, voice David Moss (12): perc Lawrence Cook (12): perc rec. ca. 1970-71 (10,11), 1971 (12), 1973-74 (2,7-9,14), 1974 (13), 1974-75 (3,4,15), 1975 (5,6), 1975-76 (16,17), 1976 (1) This 2 LP box is limited to 500 copies (signed and numbered) and includes a booklet with some of Dixon's drawings and an essay by Dixon. The entire set is also available as part of "Odyssey".

8: BILL DIXON "Considerations 1" Fore 3 (LP, Italy, 1980) 1) Places And Things (Dixon) (12:42) 2) Long Alone Song (Dixon) ( 6:38) 3) Shrike (Dixon) ( 0:55) 4) Pages (Dixon) (15:54) 5) Solo (Dixon) ( 6:32) Bill Dixon: tp Steve Horenstein (1,4): ts Alan Silva (1): b Henry Letcher (4): dr rec. 1973 (3,5), 1975 (2,4), and 1976 (1) cover paintings by Dixon, sleeve insert: cover art by Dixon Tracks 2) and 3) also available on "Odyssey".

9: BILL DIXON "Considerations 2" Fore 5 (LP, 1980, Italy) 1) Webern (Dixon) ( 0:14) Bill Dixon: tp rec. 1973 2) Orchestra Piece (Dixon) (11:50) Bill Dixon: tp + unknown orchestra; rec. 1972 3) Duo # one (Dixon) ( 7:15) 4) Duo # one (Dixon) ( 6:20) Bill Dixon: tp Henry Letcher: dr rec. 1975 5) Sequences (12:55) Bill Dixon, Jim Tifft: tp Jeff Hoyer: tb Steve Horenstein: ts Jay Ash: bs Chris Billias: perc rec. 1972 cover paintings by Dixon, sleeve insert: cover art by Dixon

10: FRANZ KOGLMANN, BILL DIXON "Opium / For Franz" Pipe Records 152 (LP, Austria) between the line btl 011 / EFA 10181-2 (CD, 2000, G) 1) For Franz (Dixon) (19:53) Bill Dixon: tp Franz Koglmann: tp Steve Horenstein: ts Alan Silva: b Muhammad Malli: cymbals rec. Vienna, Aug 6, 1976 + 3 other tracks without Dixon, 2 of them with Steve Lacy Note: Each record has an original cover painted by Franz Koglmann. Recording information and liner notes are given on an insert. This LP was released as a limited issue of 500 copies. The CD reissue comprises this LP plus Koglmann's first record "Flaps" (1973), featuring Steve Lacy. Since the master tapes of both sessions were lost, the recordings were remastered from vinyl. Timing of "For Franz" on the CD is given as 17:03.

11: "Verona Jazz" Nettle NTL 001 (CD, 1996) 1) For Cecil Taylor (Dixon) ( 9:06) The Bill Dixon Sextet (Jimmy Lyons did not show up): Bill Dixon: p Art Brooks, Steven Haynes: tp Steve Horenstein: ts Alan Siva: b Freddie Waits: dr rec. live at Verona, Italy, June 6, 1980 + 9 other tracks without Dixon Note: This CD was distributed as a supplement to the Italian jazz magazine MUSICA JAZZ, no. 6/96 (June 1996). It contains unreleased live material recorded at various Verona jazz festivals. Other artists include Ornette Coleman, Andrew Hill, Butch Morris and John Zorn.

12: BILL DIXON "In Italy Vol. 1" Soul Note 1008 (LP, 1980; CD) 1) Summer Song / One / Morning (Dixon) ( 4:10) 2) Firenze (Dixon) ( 4:45) 3) Summer SOng / Two / Evening (Dixon) (12:45) 4) For Cecil Taylor (Dixon) (19:55) a) Almost Anacrusis b) Conversation c) New Slow Dance rec. dates same as next Cover painting by Dixon; Contains a brochure with an interview with Dixon

13: BILL DIXON "In Italy Vol. 2" Soul Note 1011 (LP, 1981) 1) Sketch / Firenze (Dixon) (14:54) 2) Summer Song / Two / Evening (Dixon) ( 7:30) 3) Summer Song / Three / Auroreo a) Daybreak (Dixon) ( 3:20) b) Dusk (Dixon) ( 2:36) 4) Dance Piece (Dixon) (12:50) a) Places b) For Jack And Barbara c) Autumn Sequences From A Paris Diary Bill Dixon: tp, p Arthur Brooks, Stephen Haynes: tp Stephen Horenstein: ts, bs Freddie Waits: dr Alan Silva: b rec. June 11-13, 1980 Cover painting by Dixon; Contains a brochure with an interview with Dixon

14: BILL DIXON "November 1981" Soul Note 1037/38 (2LP, 1982) 1) November 1981 (Dixon) (10:40) 2) Penthesilea (Dixon) (10:10) 3) The Second Son (Dixon) ( 5:10) 4) The Sirens (Dixon) ( 7:05) 5) Another Quiet Feeling (Dixon) ( 6:48) 6) Announcement (Dixon) ( 1:13) 7) Webern (Dixon) ( 1:24) 8) Windswept Winterset (Dixon) (15:42) 9) Velvet (Dixon) ( 6:44) 10) Llaattiinnoo Suite (Dixon) (15:24) 11) Announcement Bill Dixon: tp Alan Siva, Mario Pavone: b Laurence Cook: dr 1-5: rec. Nov 16 & 17, 1981 6-11: rec. live at Volkshaus Zurich, Nov 8, 1981

15: BILL DIXON "Thougths" Soul Note 1111 (LP, CD, 1987) 1) Thoughts (Dixon) (11:20) 2) Windows (Dixon) ( 4:40) 3) For Nelson And Winnie (a suite in 4 parts) a) Time I (Dixon) ( 4:04) b) Essence (Dixon) ( 4:30) c) Transfiguration (Dixon) ( 5:10) d) Time II (Dixon) ( 5:09) 4) A Song For Claudia's Children (Dixon) (11:10) 5) Brothers (Dixon) ( 8:30) 6) Points (Dixon) ( 8:45) Bill Dixon: p, tp, flh Marco Eneidi: as John Buckingham: tuba Peter Kowald, William Parker, Mario Pavone: b Lawrence Cook: dr May 1985 cover photography by Dixon

16: BILL DIXON "Son Of Sysiphus" Soul Note 121 138 (LP, CD, MC, 1990) 1) Silences For Jack Moore (Dixon) ( 2:18) 2) Vecctor (Dixon) ( 1:55) 3) Son Of Sysiphus (Dixon) ( 7:19) 4) Schema VI-88 (Dixon) ( 3:10) 5) Fusama Codex (Dixon) ( 5:23) 6) Mandala Per Mandela (Dixon) ( 3:50) 7) Sumi-E (Dixon) ( 2:58) 8) Negoro Codex (Dixon) ( 4:28) 9) Molti Molti Anni Fa... (Dixon) ( 7:40) Bill Dixon: tp, p John Buckingham: tuba Mario Pavone: b Laurence Cook: perc June 28 & 29, 1988 cover paintings by Dixon

17: BILL DIXON "Vade Mecum" Soul Note 121208-2 (CD, 1994) 1) Moment (Dixon) ( 4:24) 2) Anamorphosis (Dixon) (12:28) 3) Viale Nino Bixio 20 (Dixon) ( 9:16) 4) Pellucity (Dixon) ( 9:04) 5) Vade Mecum (Dixon) (15:51) 6) Twice Upon A Time (Dixon) (13:12) 7) Acanthus (Dixon) (13:24) Bill Dixon: tp, flh Barry Guy, William Parker: b Tony Oxley: perc rec. Aug 2-4, 1993 Cover art by Dixon

18: BILL DIXON "Vade Mecum II" Soul Note 121211-2 (CD, 1996) 1) Valentina di sera (Dixon) ( 3:07) 2) Tableau (Dixon) (10:21) 3) Ebonite (Dixon) (15:51) 4) Reflections (Dixon) (15:28) 5) Incunabula (Dixon) (13:33) 6) Octette #1 (Dixon) (11:45) rec. dates same as for "Vade Mecum"

19: TONY OXLEY Celebration Orchestra / Bill Dixon live from the Berlin Jazz Festival "The Enchanted Messenger" Soul Note 121284-2 (CD, 1996) 1) "Section 1" (T.Oxley) ( 5:35) 2) "Section 2" (T.Oxley) ( 1:45) 3) "Section 3" (T.Oxley) ( 2:29) 4) "Section 4" (T.Oxley) ( 1:55) 5) "Section 5" (T.Oxley) ( 3:27) 6) "Section 6" (T.Oxley) ( 1:57) 7) "Section 7" (T.Oxley) ( 2:55) 8) "Section 8" (T.Oxley) ( 1:25) 9) "Section 9" (T.Oxley) ( 3:57) 10) "Section 10" (T.Oxley) ( 3:04) 11) "Section 11" (T.Oxley) ( 9:34) 12) "Section 12" (T.Oxley) ( 4:16) 13) "Section 13" (T.Oxley) ( 1:04) 14) "Section 14" (T.Oxley) ( 3:00) 15) "Section 15" (T.Oxley) ( 4:39) 16) "Section 16" (T.Oxley) ( 6:44) 17) "Section 17" (T.Oxley) ( 4:02) 18) "Section 18" (T.Oxley) ( 1:34) 19) "Section 19" (T.Oxley) ( 5:01) Tony Oxley: leader, drums, percussion, conductor Bill Dixon: trumpet, flugelhorn Phil Wachsman: violin, electric violin Alex Kolkowski: violin Marcio Mattos: cello Alfred Zimmerlin: cello Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: saxophones, clarinet Frank Gratkowski: saxophones, bass clarinet Johannes Bauer: trombone Matt Wand: electronics Pat Thomas: piano, electronics Phil Minton: voice Joe Thönes, Tony Levin, Stefan Hölker: drums, percussion Recorded live at the Jazz Fest Berlin 1994 by Radio SFB.

20: BILL DIXON with Tony Oxley "Papyrus Vol. 1" Soul Note 121338-2 (CD, 1999) 1) Essay di Larry Neal (Dixon) ( 4:02) 2) Papyrus (Dixon) ( 7:33) 3) The Statesman (Dixon/Oxley) ( 9:11) 4) Indirizzo: Via Cimarose Sei (Dixon) ( 3:46) 5) Scribbles (Dixon) ( 3:18) 6) Ritratto di Allen Polite (Dixon) ( 2:31) 7) Cinnamon (Dixon) ( 8:15) 8) Quadro di Henry Dumas (Dixon) ( 2:36) 9) Palimsest (Dixon) (12:20) 10) Steps (Dixon) ( 6:39) 11) Sine Qua Non #1 (Dixon) ( 6:54) 12) Quadro di N.H. Pritchard (Dixon) ( 1:37) Bill Dixon: tp (2-5,9-11 (echo on 4,5,7)), p (1,6-8,12) Tony Oxley (2-5,7,9-11): dr, perc

21: BILL DIXON with Tony Oxley "Papyrus Vol. 2" Soul Note 121388-2 (CD, 1999) 1) Silver Point: Jeanne Phillips (Dixon) ( 1:32) 2) Papyrus #2 (Dixon/Oxley) (12:13) 3) Pyxis (Dixon) ( 4:33) 4) Squares (Dixon) ( 7:07) 5) Epigraphy (Dixon) ( 8:19) 6) Sine Qua Non #2 (Dixon) ( 6:54) 7) Couplet (Dixon) ( 5:20) 8) Four: VI:1998 (Dixon) (10:23) 9) Crawlspace (Dixon) (13:14) 10) Suri-Mono: Louise Wade (Dixon) ( 3:04) Bill Dixon: tp (2-9), echo on 6, 2nd tp overdubbed on 8, solo p (1,10), overdubbed p on 6 Tony Oxley (not on 1,10): dr, perc Remark: "Sine Qua Non #2" is a repetition of "Sine Qua Non #1" of Papyrus Vol.1 with the overdubbed addition of piano.

22: BILL DIXON "Berlin Abbozzi" FMP CD 110 (CD, 2000) 1) Berlin Abbozzi (Dixon) Currents (21:39) Open Quiet / The Orange Bell (40:14) 2) Acrolithes (Dixon,Bauer,Koch,Oxley)(16:48) Bill Dixon: tp, flugelhorn, echo Matthias Bauer, Klaus Koch: double bass Tony Oxley: dr rec. live "Podewil" in Berlin, Nov 8, 1999
23: BILL DIXON "Odyssey" Archive/Edition 510 1925 1 (6CDs, 2001, USA) Disc 1 (total time 70:07) 1) When Winter Comes (1976) ( 8:15) 2) Webern Work Study (1973-74) ( 1:14) 3) Tracings II (1974-75) ( 1:22) 4) The Long Walk (1974-75) ( 7:44) 5) Momenti (1974-75) ( 2:42) 6) Stanza (1976) ( 5:00) 7) I See Your Fancy Footwork # 1 (1973) ( 8:05) 8) I See Your Fancy Footwork # 2 (1973) ( 5:28) 9) I See Your Fancy Footwork # 3 (1973) ( 2:52) 10) Mosaic (1970-71) ( :43) 11) Albert Ayler (1970-71) ( :59) 12) Summerdance - Part I (1971) ( 8:28) 13) Tracings (1974) ( 9:00) 14) The Long Line (1973-74) ( 5:44) 15) Swirls (1974-75) ( 2:29) Disc 2 (total time 63:32) 1) Reqiem For Booker Little (1975-76) ( 5:07) 2) Masques I (1975-76) ( 8:38) 3) The End of Silence (1973) ( :59) 4) Odyssey / Interruptus (1974) ( 5:35) 5) Murmurs (1974) ( 6:46) 6) Flame (1981-82) ( 3:09) 7) Meta-Pedal (1981-82) ( 6:11) 8) Elegantissimo (1992) ( 9:51) 9) Changes (1973) ( 2:54) 10) Dominoes (1973) ( 2:52) 11) Pyramide (1973) ( 3:57) 12) Lang Alone Song (1974) ( 6:34) 13) Shrike (1973) ( :57) Disc 3 (total time 57:12) 1) Jerusalem (1990) (26:50) 2) Umbra e Luce - For Sid Makay (1973) (11:31) 3) The Somnamulist (1973-74) ( 4:08) 4) Conncordde (1974-75) ( 4:37) 5) Fortunata (1970) ( 8:13) 6) Graffiti Sui Soffiti ( 1:51) Disc 4 (total time 49:14) 1) Postcards (1970) ( 5:56) 2) For Wallace Thurman (1973) ( 4:22) 3) Pensieroso (1973) ( 1:01) 4) Masai (1973) ( 1:04) 5) Sttretta (1973) ( 1:40) 6) Chalk Circle - Blue (1973) ( 2:39) 7) Shadowland (1973) ( 6:25) 8) Spaces (1973) ( 1:18) 9) The Cloisters (1973) ( 2:06) 10) Chromma (1973) ( 1:34) 11) Sketch for Ernie Chritchlow (1973) ( 3:56) 12) More Than Something (1973) ( 1:36) 13) Manuscripts for Fathers & Sons (1973) ( 4:22) 14) Poemm Per i Delicati (1973) ( 1:48) 15) Circle Chalk - Red (1973) ( 5:26) 16) Hush (1970) ( 3:59) Disc 5 (total time 51:41) 1) RELAY - Dance #1 (1970) ( 9:41) 2) RELAY - Dance #3 (1970) ( 2:10) 3) RELAY - Dance #4 (1970) ( 2:45) 4) RELAY - Dance #5 (1970) ( 3:21) 5) RELAY - Dance #6 (1970) ( 4:35) 6) RELAY - Dance #7 (1970) ( 6:20) 7) RELAY - Dance #8 (1970) ( 5:53) 8) RELAY - Dance #2 (1970) ( 1:47) 9) Chiasmus (1970) ( 7:17) 10) Shards (1970) ( 1:50) 11) Pasquinade (1970) ( 6:00) Disc 6 (total time 69:38) Spoken Word / Bill Dixon (2000) (69:38) 1) Introduction to the quuestions 2) How do you call the music you play? 3) Does your music express a general conception? 4) Do you thinkbefore or during improvisation? 5) Is swing important? 6) Do you enjoy playing? 7) Is beaty your goal? 8) What is freedom in music? 9) Are you able to make a living from music? 10) What would you like to do in the near future? 11) How do you see the future? 12) Odyssey Preface 13) Teaching 14) The solo 15) The Odyssey solo work 16) Teaching in Madison, 1971-72 17) Genesis of the solos 18) Solos: craft and language 19) Solos: notation and spatiality 20) Solos: composing oneself and composition 21) Solos: philosophy and communication 22) Conclusion All music composed by Bill Dixon.
All pieces are trumpet or flugelhorn solos except the following: Disc 1 plus tracks 1) and 2) of disc 2 comprise the entire record "Collection", in the original sequence.
Disc 2, tracks 12) and 13) originally released on "Considerations 1".
Disc 5, tracks 1),4) and 6) originally released on "BILL DIXON 1982".

Letter-sized cardboard box; limited edition of 1000 copies, signed and numbered. Includes two letter-sized booklets: Odyssey is available directly from the artist, see ordering information.


24: "CECIL TAYLOR / BILL DIXON / TONY OXLEY"     Victo CD082 (CD, 2002)  1) B + T + C                               (Taylor/Dixon/Oxley)     (41:55)  2) T ÷ C X B                               (Taylor/Dixon/Oxley)     (16:48)  3) C x B x T + T                           (Taylor/Dixon/Oxley)     ( 1:21)     Cecial Taylor:              p     Bill Dixon:                 tp, flugelhorn, echo     Tony Oxley:                 dr     rec. live at the Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, May 19, 2002

Video

"Imagine the Sound" by Ron Mann and Bill Smith, 1981, 60 mins, Laserdisc

Contains an interview and a 10 minutes performance of each of:

1